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Homeland: A Special Screening and Conversation About Afghanistan, One Year After the Taliban Takeover and U.S. Withdrawal

Date & Time

Aug. 30, 2022
11:00am – 12:00pm ET


Many Afghans have fled the return of Taliban rule. But Zahrah Nabi, determined to fight for her rights, decided to stay. Homeland, a new Voice of America short documentary, offers a rare glimpse into the life and dreams of a woman who chose to stand her ground, no matter the consequences. This event, hosted in partnership with VOA, will feature a special screening of Homeland followed by a panel discussion about the documentary, and about Afghanistan in the year since the Taliban takeover and U.S. withdrawal.

Please note this is an online event. Those that wish to ask a question to the panelists can send it to or tweet it to @AsiaProgram


Mirwais Balkhi

Former Afghan Minister of Education
A photo of Rangina Hamidi

Rangina Hamidi

Professor of Practice, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University (ASU) ; Former Afghan Minister of Education
Earl Anthony Wayne

Earl Anthony Wayne

Public Policy Fellow;
Former Career Ambassador to Afghanistan, Argentina, and Mexico


Michael Kugelman

Michael Kugelman

Director, South Asia Institute
A photo of Breshna Omarkhel

Breshna Omarkhel

Senior Editor and Host of TV Ashna, Voice of America’s Afghan Service

Hosted By

Asia Program

The Asia Program promotes policy debate and intellectual discussions on U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific as well as political, economic, security, and social issues relating to the world’s most populous and economically dynamic region.   Read more

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